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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Get the Train on Track Again

I read blogs a lot of blogs and some give up before they get started.... When you set your mind to do this go for it.. do not give up because the scale says one thing and you know you have worked yourself all week...Losing weight is a gradual process. If you fall off your plan one night, forgive you...

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Get on Track and get to going..

Off track and need to get back on the weight loss path is easy but falling off can be easy..With the weekend, holidays, and maybe a few extra pounds now behind you .... it's easy to lose your resolve, motivation, and determination - the same disciplines needed to reach and maintain your goals.... bu...

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Coming back to SparkPeople

I became a member in 2010 and did fabulous on this site plus made so many new friends and learned so many new habits.

Then a few years ago I just quit coming to this site and the weight has crept back and then some.

So my secret is something I had known all along...this site really rea...

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Mindset about food

One of the things I find myself wonder a lot is: is it the food that I am craving, or the experience?
For example: a lot of my 'bad eating habits' come to light on my weekend. I tend to use eating as an excuse to get out of the house (it's better than cleaning!). I often have to ask myself, am I ...

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Staying on Track

If I am having trouble getting back on track I find it helps me to track what I am planning to eat ahead of time. That way I am more careful about portion size and can estimate the calories more accurately. I also learned never to eat snacks directly from the bag. When I buy them I count out servi...

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One thing at a time.

Trying to push everything on yourself at one time can result in you giving up too quickly. You may be motivated as all get out the first day(s) but then fizzle out when it starts getting too hard. To get myself on track I came up with plan.

The first thing was to start on the amount of food I...

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NEED TO GET BACK TO THIS AFTER CRUISE

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Balance is EVERYTHING

I've quickly learned that maintaining balance is so important to losing weight and living a healthy, happy life.

When you read all of the success stories you see that the people who have succeeded have started slowly, adding on one thing at a time to work on.

To me this means balanci...

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Restart. Restart. RESTART!

"You've already done the hardest part; you RESTARTED!"

This is on my goal board at SparkPeople. This is true for me, and it helps me each time I reread it.

It is so hard to learn from slip-ups and backslides. We must analyze what made us quit, or lose momentum, then decide to do so...

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Habit Forming is a Journey, Too

I've been getting back on track for the past couple of months. After caring for my mom in her home the last six months of her life it was such a relief to be in my own home again. I was exhausted in every way. I couldn't think. I couldn't exercise. I even struggled in my prayer life. But, I kn...

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